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When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals

When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals
BY GABRIELLA MANGINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“There could be a ripple effect.”

That’s what Jennifer Coffey, the policy director for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Central Jersey said when mysanantonio.com reported the effects of this year’s salt use for de-icing purposes on lakes and streams. The New Jersey state Transportation Department has used more than 460,000 tons of salt — nearly an 80 percent increase since last winter — to make the roads safe for us, yet we rarely remember where all that salt goes afterwards. Thousands of tons of salt just don’t disappear when the snow melts. Its runs off.

 

Doctors Embrace Google Glass

Doctors Embrace Google Glass
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Google Glass was released two years ago, and is basically a computer you can wear that accepts voice instructions.

A Morristown man has found another important use for t...

New Jersey Hospitals Receive Bad Rap

New Jersey Hospitals Receive Bad Rap
BY STEPHANIE SZYMANSKI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The increasing hospital charges around the country have become a hot topic of conversation among Americans. The unjustified and high medical bills have reach...

N.J. Medical Marijuana Held Back

N.J. Medical Marijuana Held Back
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s three medical marijuana facilities are sufficient to meet the needs of the state’s patients, according to a progress report from the state’s health departm...

An Examination of Quality-of-Care Among Developmentally Disabled Individuals in the N.J. Community

An Examination of Quality-of-Care Among Developmentally Disabled Individuals in the N.J. Community
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

At a recent South Bergen meeting of parents and family members of developmentally disabled children and adults, Rosemary Wey, 85, shook he...

Hungry Jersey Kids See $21 Million Boost in Federal Funds for School Breakfast

Hungry Jersey Kids See $21 Million Boost in Federal Funds for School Breakfast
BY NANCY PARELLO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey school districts are expected to receive an additional $21 million in federal funds to feed breakfast to hungry students, according to the pr...

2 Reasons Why Jersey Ranks Last for Fiscal Health

2 Reasons Why Jersey Ranks Last for Fiscal Health
BY ABBIE SARFO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Fiscally, New Jersey is pushing up daisies. In a study released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Jersey ranks dead last in terms of state fiscal he...

Bridgegate Update: 4 Reasons Air Quality Monitor Off During Traffic Jam

Bridgegate Update: 4 Reasons Air Quality Monitor Off During Traffic Jam
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Environmental Protection Agency air quality monitors measure the amount of dangerous pollutants from cars, trucks and buses that are in the atmosphere, as part of the C...

N.J. Looking at How to Ensure Individuals with Mental Illnesses Receive Necessary Treatment

N.J. Looking at How to Ensure Individuals with Mental Illnesses Receive Necessary Treatment
BY EVA LOAYZA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon) for individuals with mental illnesses to receive treatment was released ...

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